In 2019, JaQuale and her team at Denver’s county jail – The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) improved the “Inmate Request Process,” through a very visual & innovative solution. Instead […]
In the world of government, innovations can have long-standing, drastic impacts on residents. As innovators, it is important to develop a deeper understanding on who is being effected and whether […]
Imagine if you built a program from the ground up. You’ve poured everything you had into making it a success for years and it has changed the lives of thousands of the people who need it most in the community. And now, you’re ready to retire. But you don’t want to see your life’s work fade away. Organizations love to talk about onboarding, but this Black Belt’s innovation around offboarding has preserved the success of a program.
In 2013, Denver Parks began speaking with Peak Academy about the development of a smart device application that would reduce the cumbersome process of data collection. This application aimed to […]
Kigali, Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, 8,596 miles from Denver. So how is it that Denver, Colorado and the Capital and largest city in Rwanda are linked? The answer […]
Nominated for and Winner of: 2019 Peak Academy Awards Best Individual Innovation Agency: Denver Human Services Individual: Angus Strayhorn Why Change Was Needed: Denver Human Services Child Support Services (CSS) […]
Learn more about how Natalie Magnatta used connections made through Black Belt to propel her purpose!
When Alex started as the only short-term rental license tech at the City and County of Denver, he had one goal, stop issuing bad licenses.
Finally, I want to give the Real-Estate Team kudos, as the team’s story is about dedication.
Denver Peak Academy has had the privilege of training over 900 individuals representing over 200 agencies from outside of the City and County of Denver. Many of these participants attend […]
Improving processes and implementing change wherever they go, they are…the Paper Avengers!
Leya Hartman is a City Council Aide for Councilman Christopher Herndon of District 8, an area that includes Park Hill, Stapleton, and portions of East Colfax and Montbello. She went […]
Marion Kalb is a Public Health Administrator in Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, and works for the Food Systems team in the Community Health division. In her role […]
Policy & Strategy Changes Lead to Decreases in The Number of Intake Assaults & Use-Of-Force Cases at The Denver Sheriff Department
The Denver Peak Academy’s Partnership with the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) focused on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and on creating the DSD’s Performance Management Model & Strategic Plan 2.0. […]
Bright Spot Q&A Tell us a little about yourself; what should the world know about you? I’m from Michigan, I’ve also lived in upstate New York, Boston, and New Zealand […]
The Circle is Born Karen Westendorp, Christina Hadera, Hilary Thompson, and Amy Lowell (pictured in the same order above) all work for the Office of Human Relations (OHR) and all […]